A membership organisation is driven by the collective, and the continuing passion and drive of the profession never ceases to inspire and provide leadership, not just for the profession, but the community more broadly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have contributed to the collective, and for your dedication and expertise throughout the year. The Institute is fortunate to be guided by this, informing the work that is undertaken and the messages that we bring to all areas of advocacy. I would in particular like to thank Samantha Cotterell, Bob Nation, Grant Marani, Hank Koning, John Chow, Justin Hill, Natalie Ward, Pei Ing Tan, Peter O’Brien, Vui Choong, and Wei Jien for their tireless work.
The Institute will be closing for the Christmas break on Friday, December 23 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3.
Our tight-knit team wishes Fiona McMullen all the best as she embarks on the most rewarding role of being a mum. Fiona lives and breathes architecture and design and her contribution to the Chapter will be deeply missed in 2023. I take this opportunity to thank her sincerely for her dedication and consummate writing skills that have continually represented your views with eloquence and exactness.
I wish you and your families and safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Katie and I look forward to working with you all in 2023.
Executive Director, International Chapter
Australian Institute of Architects